Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary are seeking to appoint independent members of the joint Audit Committee.

The purpose of the Committee is to provide independent advice and recommendations to the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable on the adequacy of the governance and risk management frameworks, the internal control environment and financial reporting, thereby helping to ensure efficient and effective assurance arrangements are in place.

We are seeking applications from people who can demonstrate:
• Senior level experience of scrutinising financial information and processes;
• Understanding of public sector finances and its regulatory environment;
• Knowledge of best practice in audit and corporate governance;
• Strong understanding of risk management and control.

The Committee meets around four times per year at Police Headquarters, Martlesham, with meetings lasting approximately 3 hours. Alongside reading of documents in advance of meetings, there may also be informal briefing/training sessions.

Appointments will be made on a four-year term starting from 1 January 2024.

Members will receive an allowance of £300 per meeting and reasonable travel and other expenses in connection with their role.

More information about the work of the Audit Committee can be found on the Suffolk PCC Website –

Application pack:
Comprehensive Role Profile (PDF, 252KB)
Application Form (Word, 146KB)
Monitoring Questionnaire (Word, 80KB)
PCC Privacy Notice (PDF, 152KB)

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is proud to be committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date for applications 5pm on 25 September 2023
Date for shortlisting 11 October 2023
Dates for interviews 23 October 2023 (afternoon);
24 October 2023 (morning);
27 October 2023 (morning).

To arrange an informal discussion about the role with the OPCC Chief Executive or Chief Finance Officer, or if you require a hard copy of the application pack, please email or call 01473 782773.

Completed applications and monitoring forms should be returned to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner by email to or by post to Kate Fitzsimons, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Police Headquarters, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich IP5 3QS.